Writer: Joe Henderson
Artist: Lee Garbett
The issue picks up right where the previous one ended, with Willa rushing out to save a father from the dragonflies. Huge, strong, scary dragonflies. Willa uses her gun and fire extinguisher in her suicide mission as she flies around and fights, but she is, ultimately, cornered with no ammo. As everything seems lost, a butterfly-riding knight with a sword appears to save the day!
The hunky fellow is called Lucas Serrano and he is part of a farming crew that operates right outside of the forest. He urges the people to leave with him at night is fast approaching, and dragonflies are nothing compared to the monstrosities that come out at night. His arrival is strangely convenient and the cliffhanger offers some clues as to while the farming crew was in the forest in the first place.
The issue can be broken up in the following parts – a big fight, an intermission, and a chase sequence. It’s really dense and feels like a great ride. Zero gravity continues to be a winning concept as it offers some truly great moments that still continue to surprise me. The bugs are also such a great addition and I’m really looking forward to seeing just how much the world has changed due to the laws of physics breaking.
Lee Garbett continues to provide fantastic and gorgeous artwork, but the true hero of the book is definitely Antonio Fabela with his amazing colouring. His deep and vibrant colours elevate Garbett’s work to new heights, with the end result being probably the best-looking book on the market.
While he has a cool design, Lucas feels a bit too trope-y for my taste. He is this charming, good-looking, no-nonsense bloke with the heart of gold, which feels a bit too much. Henderson also seems to be teasing a love-triangle of sorts between Willa, Lucas, and Edison, which I do not like. Love triangles are boring and add unnecessary drama. Hopefully, I am mistaken and Henderson is just subverting my expectations.
There also aren’t any great character moments worth mentioning. As I said, Lucas is really trope-y and I was not that impressed with his analysis of Willa’s actions. It ends up feeling really cheesy.
Despite the lackluster character work, it’s still a pretty good issue. The plot is great, the artwork is fantastic and the team is really trying to bring some new and fresh concepts to the table. The change in scenery is a welcome one and it’s got me really excited for the future. Let’s just hope the team can utilise that level of creativity on the characters as well.
The art is phenomenal and the change in scenery has got me really excited for the future. Let’s just hope the team can utilise that level of creativity on the characters as we